How to Become a Successful Owner Operator

If you are thinking about becoming an owner operator in the trucking business, there are several things you ought to consider. It’s a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Almost every truck driver, whether a newbie to the trucking scene or a seasoned vet, has at one time or another, dreamed of owning their own big rig, and hitting the road to make the big bucks.

There are are many factors to consider and things you should know, before becoming an owner operator and jumping into the money pit, with both feet.

Your biggest investment is your truck. It’s best to pay a healthy down stroke toward the financing or lease of your rig.

You’ll need a mountain of money

Many carriers have a credit card system or use Commdata cards for their owner operators, which are very handy for fueling.

You’ll need a good credit rating

Long periods of separation can be destructive for even the most stable relationships. Long absences can be devastating for families, too.

Must have a stable relationship or no relationship

If you have made the final decision on becoming an owner operator, be sure you have a firm grasp on your personal finances.

Need accounting, legal & business advisers

Being on the road for long periods of time can be an issue for truckers with health issues.

Good health, stable health condition is imperative

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